Monday, October 30, 2017

My #FAME17 Experience!

Attending the Florida Association for Media in Education Conference was a wonderful experience!

Right off the bat, Sharon Powers and her son made me feel like a rock star. When they picked me up at the airport, this sign was in their car window: 

And then authors got cookies at registration:

And of course being a Scholastic author always makes me feel important:

I participated in my first ever "speed dating" session, which basically means I moved around a packed room, going from table to table, telling educators about RUBY LEE & ME.

And then Augusta Scattergood and I rolled out our presentation, "Writing Bravely--Tackling Tough Topics With Books," and followed that up with a signing at the Scholastic Booth.

FAME was my only appearance in October, but next month, look for me at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Books on November 11th, and at NCTE on November 17th and 18th!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rural Settings And Friendship

It was a nice surprise to see RUBY LEE AND ME on the Top Ten Books With Rural and Small Town Settings list by Elaine Fultz! (Nerdy Book Club)

And RUBY LEE AND ME also showed up on Better Together 10 of the Best Friendships in Middle Grade Lit by Dena McMurdie!(Read Brightly)